Powerdevil notifications

Aurélien Gâteau aurelien.gateau at canonical.com
Tue Sep 29 16:22:07 BST 2009

Scott Kitterman wrote:

>> Persistence in the corner wont help because it is the animation which
>> gains the user's attention, not the presentness of the display.
>> Notifications also have the potential for learned behaviors such as
>> banner blindness (where the user gets used to junk in a certain
>> position and trains themself to ignore it) and automatic
>> click-to-close without reading the display. This could lead to a
>> potentially damaging situation if the computer suspends on it's own
>>from a minor "WTF is my computer doing" reaction to very serious data
>> loss due to inability for the hardware to successfully suspend. There
>> are also the cases where the user turns off notifications or is
>> running in a display mode which represses notifications (such as
>> watching a movie).
> Do we have such a display mode in KDE yet?  There was also some
 > discussion about this and notification priority that led me to
 > believe this was a future capability issue and not a present
 > risk.

There is a class in kdelibs called KNotificationRestrictions, which can 
be used by applications to disable screensaver or desktop notifications. 
(Gwenview uses it in fullscreen mode for example).

The problem is that for now the part which is supposed to disable 
desktop notifications does not work yet.


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